Manufacturing Engineer

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Spartanburg, South Carolina

K&A Resource Group

<p><a href="" target="_blank">K&amp;A Resources</a> was formed in 2012 as a minority owned staffing company to address the needs of the skilled and unskilled labor markets. Over the years our core team has expanded to provide professional engineering, accounting and corporate level searches.</p> <p>Our recruitment approach mirrors your organization&rsquo;s needs. Our partnership approach with clients is to work hand-in-hand with internal staff to ensure recruitment of outstanding individuals who not only meet, but exceed your needs.</p>

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Overview: <ul> <li>Recommends and implement improvements to production processes, methods and controls.</li> <li>Coordinate manufacturing launch for new or revised products.</li> <li>Support and coordinate on site engineering activities.</li> <li>Support and advise engineering technicians and production staff.</li> <li>Responsible for multiple highly complex major projects requiring innovative original solutions where results are key to successful completion of major projects.</li> <li>Work mostly independently with minimal supervision and work is reviewed at project milestones and/or on completion by Senior Management.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Performs research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly methods and production plans.</li> <li>Equipment prepares and maintains detailed layouts of buildings and equipment.</li> <li>Ensure compliance with industrial standards, legal requirements, local and national regulations.</li> <li>Coordinates the manufacturing launch of new/revised products including establishing goals, training team members and evaluating results.</li> <li>Create manning plans based on volume forecasts for new programs.</li> <li>Gives input to product design based on design for manufacture/design for assembly.</li> <li>Designs, develops and tests and/or sources and cost-justify various tools, machinery and equipment for recommended manufacturing methods.</li> <li>Performs product/process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement, and improved efficiency.</li> <li>Coordinate, develop and document quality system for new programs (control plan, PFMEA, process flow, work instructions, and inspection plans.).</li> <li>Coordinate and document all Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities.</li> <li>Participate in cross-functional teams in the development of new products or changes related to current products in meeting customer requirements.</li> <li>Participate in the development and refinement of Design and Process FMEA's (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis).</li> <li>Write reports and present progress for project meetings, management and customers.</li> <li>Develop and maintain documentation such as downtime, scrap, and efficiencies.</li> <li>Utilize data such as downtime, scrap, efficiencies, etc. to plan and strategize countermeasures for equipment and process problems.</li> <li>Keep up with current and developing manufacturing and engineering trends that concern product quality.</li> <li>Leads or participates in activities to ensure continuous improvement in processes, products, components, raw materials, and equipment.( Kaizen or similar)</li> <li>Control departmental and project budgets.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Degree in engineering field with minimum five (5) years engineering experience.</li> <li>Minimum 5 years automotive Tier 1 or Tier 2 supplier experience.</li> <li>Minimum 5 years plastics process, assembly process and equipment experience.</li> <li>Automotive manufacturing industry.</li> <li>Vehicle interior trim process experience.</li> <li>Process design knowledge.</li> <li>Assembly, fixture and jig concept design.</li> <li>Kaizen and Lean Manufacturing technique.</li> <li>Robot and control programing.</li> <li>Machinery and equipment control systems.</li> <li>Problem analysis and problem resolution methodology</li> <li>Familiarity with current automotive standard and regulations.</li> <li>Familiarity with "office software".</li> <li>Previous experience in a high volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive.</li> </ul>